BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – The Westminster College baseball team swept Geneva College on the road in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) doubleheader on Tuesday.
The Titans won game one, 9-3, and won the second game, 5-1.
In game one, Geneva (8-22, 2-14 PAC) led 2-0 after scoring two runs in the first inning. Westminster (9-16, 6-8 PAC) answered with nine-straight runs (one in the second, five in the third, two in the fourth, and one in the fifth), before the Golden Tornadoes scored the final run in the seventh. Titan junior Brandon Rossier (Wexford, PA / North Allegheny), freshman Connor Cox (Ridge, MD / Leonardtown), and sophomore Hunter Alexander (Beaver Falls, PA / Blackhawk) each registered a game-high two RBIs. Freshman Jaret Johnson (Niles, OH / Niles McKinley) and senior Ty Ferlin (Latrobe, PA / Ligonier Valley) also recorded an RBI apiece. Johnson went 3-for-4, while Cox, Alexander, and Ferlin each had two hits. Alexander and Ferlin also each tallied a double. Junior Joseph Salmen (New Castle, PA / Union) improved to 4-1 after pitching his fifth complete game of the season. He allowed three runs on seven hits. Salmen struck out eight batters, his second-highest total this year, and walked two.
Down 1-0 in the bottom of the first in game two, the Titans tied it after Salmen brought home Cox with a sacrifice fly in the top of the second. Westminster took the lead, 3-1, with two runs in the top of the fourth; Johnson singled home freshman Nick Tremper (Wellsboro, PA / Wellsboro) and Coyne hit an RBI-single, scoring Salmen. Johnson added another run in the sixth inning, bringing home Tremper with a single. Sophomore Brad Stein (Boynton Beach, FL / Palm Beach Central) scored the fifth Titan run in the seventh with a sacrifice fly, scoring Rossier. Titan senior Nate McMaster (Stow, OH / Stow-Munroe Falls) (4-1) only allowed one run on three hits in his first complete game of the season, while striking out a career-high 10 batters and walking three. Johnson had a game-high two RBIs, giving him 11 on the season, tying for third on the team.
Westminster will next host Grove City College on Friday, April 21 in a conference doubleheader. Game one is set for 2 p.m.